Blake's Vision And Vision Analysis

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Blake’s theory about imagination and vision, are the main center of his aesthetics, religious value and the inspiration to his poetry. His insistence on considering imagination as the inwardness of his literary creation and the motive force of human life that’s unprecedented had put him in the position of forerunner in the English Romantic period. “The Poetic genius is the true man.” (Blake 9) In All Religions Are One and There Is No Natural Religion Blake had claimed that the drive of eternity and the fountain of vitality in ordinary life is - imagination. The faculty of imagination in Blake had already transcended the limitation of perception and percipience, and it allows him to bring his own poetics, mythology and religion into coalescence. Later in Jerusalem, Blake had again claimed the significance of imagination. “For all things exist in the human imagination.” (25) In other words, even the existence of human is based on imagination itself; Blake emphasized the importance of imagination on artistic creation and even in life, not only did he cohered it toward human creation, but to consider vision and imagination are the essence of divinity. In his belief, imagination had bought construction to human body and the form of all things, much to the extent of integration with the religious God. In the book of English Romanticism: The Ground Belief, Clubbe and Lovell have extensively explored the power of Blake poetry and the capability of creation with its prophetic
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